Case study of Prem Kumari Tharu
The case study about the first successful use Bag and Mask on a newborn baby Sagar Thakur. Sagar is a third child of a 25 years old women Prem Kumari Tharu. She is a smart woman and has great fondness of the children. Even though she remains in a happy mood and has a cheerful smile on her face. She did have a dreadful past. She had to go through the pain of miscarriage during her second conceivement and she was already 6 months pregnant. During her third conveivement she took a lot of precautions. She tools her Vitamins and Iron tablets on time. She tool a Tetanus vaccine and gained all the necessary information related to her baby and herself. She got advices from the Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) and prepared herself for the delivery. Prem Kumari had a home delivery. Her baby seemed healthy and weighted normal, however looked pale white. He didn't breath nor cru and that make Prem Kumari anxious. The FCHV tried stimulation, de lee suction on the baby but all in vain. She finally cost all her hopes for newly born's survival.
Prem Kumari Tharu was shattered to trice. She grieved for her child and cursed her fate for such a fortune.
The FCHV consoled her saying that they still got have one last option, i.e. Bag and Mask. With the approval of the mother and the family, the FCHV used Bag and Mask on the newborn baby and on the third trial, the newborn was revived. Prem Kumari Tharu was static. She was over joy with happiness. She could not stop thanking the FCHV for their remarkable contribution to her baby. She constantly called them her God mother and catered her thankful greetings. She hugged her baby and caressed him.
Her child might be complication, consequently FCHV was advice to take an intra care of him and go on a regular health check up at the nearest health facilities.
All family member are very cooperative and supportive. There is a family environment, so it is easy to take care the newborn infant very carefully.
The Sagar Tharu is the first successful baby in Bardiya district use Bag and Mask by FCHV after CB-NCP training.